Sustainable Development Goals and the environment in Europe: a cross-country analysis and 39 country profiles

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A vast majority of the European Environment Agency’s 39 member and cooperating countries are putting in action key United Nation’s Sustainability Development Goals, including those focused on climate action, water and sanitation, and affordable and clean energy.

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This report is based on a three-year mapping and analysis of EEA member and cooperating countries' environmental SDG action and procedures.

It contributes to the EU’s SDG monitoring report.


This publication was prepared by the EEA. The lead author was Lale Karayaka. Guidance, support, and review were provided by Anita Pirch-Velkavrh and Jock Martin.

Consultancy support provided in the form of editorial inputs from Owen White of Collingwood Environmental Planning (CEP) and visuals/design by Milieu Ltd are kindly acknowledged.

The EEA extends its sincere thanks to Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey for their feedback and inputs provided through the wider National Focal Points (NFP)/Eionet consultation between February to April 2020. The feedback from Eurostat, DG CLIMA and DG Environment are also greatly appreciated.  

The cut-off date for information provided for this publication is 15 June 2020. 


Report no. 21/2020
Title: Sustainable Development Goals and the environment in Europe: a cross-country analysis and 39 country profiles
HTML - TH-01-20-560-EN-Q - ISBN 978-92-9480-283-5 -  doi: 10.2800/780706
PDF - TH-01-20-560-EN-N - ISBN 978-92-9480-284-2 -  doi: 10.2800/044724

The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union did not affect the production of this report. Data reported by the United Kingdom are included in all analyses and assessments contained herein, unless otherwise indicated.


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